The 2020 ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course (LCC2020) aims to deliver transformative research and translation to break the cycle of deep and persistent disadvantage for Australians. Critically, LCC2020 will tackle disadvantage in specific context to understand how people negotiate it daily in real places, and how best to design policies and programs that support improved life pathways. By understanding life course contexts much more finely and using new methods and better data to personalise responses to disadvantage, LCC2020 will deliver the evidence, infrastructure, capacity and partnerships to reduce disadvantage and better equip Australian children and families for emerging challenges.

Funding: $32.1 million over 7 years
Centre Director:  Professor Janeen Baxter
Administering Organisation:  The University of Queensland

Participating Organisations:

  • The University of Melbourne
  • The University of Sydney
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Department of Social Services
  • Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  • NSW Treasury
  • Anglicare WA
  • The Benevolent Society
  • Brotherhood of St Laurence
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  • Goodstart Early Learning Ltd
  • National Growth Areas Alliance
  • The Trustee for the Minderoo Foundation Trust as the Operator of a PBI
  • Auckland University of Technology
  • Boston College
  • University College Dublin
  • University of Essex, UK
  • University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • University of Southern Denmark
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison